NIFC News and Notes: The Northern California Geographic Area has now moved to Preparedness Level 3 . - Per the National Interagency Coordination Center: Effective immediately the National Preparedness Level is being elevated to 3.
- Initial attack and large fire activity is increasing or expected to increase in many geographical areas due to predicted weather and current fuels conditions.
- There are currently 7 each T2 IMT’s, 1 each Type T1 IMT and a NIMO assigned to incidents in the 3 geographical areas.
- There is a significant commitment of national resources with additional support being ordered through NICC
CA-SHF Salt Creek Fire. 900 acres, 30% contained.
Last night's fire behavior had moderate rates of spread with slope-driven runs and isolated torching in areas of continuous ladder fuels. NorCal Team 2 (Molhoek) is assigned.
CA-PNF Chips Fire. 4,352 acres, 5% contained.
Early evening fire activity was moderate, with decreasing fire behavior throughout the night. CA IMT 1 (McGowan) assumed command of the fire at 0600 this morning.
|Chips fire infrared FLIR heat location map|
Name: Dunnigan Fire
County: Yolo County
Location: Off County Road 6, west of Dunnigan
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit
Date Started: August 2, 2012 3:01 pm
Volcano CA-RRU-075254, 355 acres, 75% contained.